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Luxe trucks

The SUV made its splash. Now it's the pickup's turn to get downright luxurious. Sure, they can haul lumber if they have to, but these high-minded trucks can hold their own alongside any plush sedan or topflight roadster.

Curb Appeal The SSR isn't really a truck—it's more of a two-seat convertible with a cargo bed. It's also seriously powerful.
Distinguishing Features A power-retractable hardtop transforms it from truck to convertible in less than 30 seconds, without affecting cargo capacity.
Under the Hood 6.0L V-8; 390hp
Price $50,000 (more than a Corvette)

Curb Appeal New for 2006, the Mark LT debuts at the top of the heap. It may not have the most horses, but it is the best-appointed pickup around.
Distinguishing Features Yards of leather trimmed with ebony line the inside. The cabin storage system allows for a range of lighting and optional rear-seat DVD screens.
Under the Hood 5.4L V-8; 300hp
Price $47,600 for a loaded 4x4

Curb Appeal If the Lincoln wins for luxury, this is the performance champ. Barring boosted garage jobs, the SRT10 is the fastest pickup on the planet.
Distinguishing Features Six-speed transmission, 22-inch Pirelli Scorpion tires, and the same engine as the Dodge Viper (zero to 60 in five seconds).
Under the Hood 8.3L V-10; 500hp
Price $48,800, loaded

Curb Appeal The Titan is like a slick Japanese sports sedan that happens to have a flat bed and a lot of towing capacity.
Distinguishing Features An in-cabin micro air filter, heated power front seats, leather interior, a ten-speaker sound system.
Under the Hood 5.6L V-8; 305hp
Price $38,000 for a loaded 4x4

Curb Appeal This bad-boy rendition of Ford's trusty F-150 gets the nod for exclusivity. The company will build only 10,000 beginning this fall.
Distinguishing Features The styling takes its cue from—what else?—basic biker black. The exterior is decked out with red racing stripes and Harley logos.
Under the Hood 5.4L V-8; 300hp
Price $48,000